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Paranormalcy
Paranormalcy Series, Book 1
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Discover the first book in a sparkling paranormal romance trilogy from Kiersten White, #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even...
Discover the first book in a sparkling paranormal romance trilogy from Kiersten White, #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even...
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  • Discover the first book in a sparkling paranormal romance trilogy from Kiersten White, #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.

    Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through supernatural glamours.

    She's also about to find out that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

    So much for normal.

    For fans of Teen Wolf, Buffy, and Supernatural, this New York Times bestseller is a witty, fresh, and downright fun read that will capture your heart.

 

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  • Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies. She has neither magic nor a pet bird, but wants both. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.

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  • DOGO Books imdabomb - This book is about how the main character; Evie has always been with the ICEA since she was a little kid. The ICEA tracks down vampires, werewolfs, hags, and works with faeries. But when Lend; a shapeshifter {can turn into anyone} gets captured from the APECA, Evie falls in love. Then an attack happens at the ICEA and she winds up at at Lend's house and finally experiences what it feels like to be normal.
  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from September 13, 2010
    First-time author White shows the technique and polish of a pro in this absorbing romance, which comes closer than most to hitting the Buffy mark. Evie, 16, works for the IPCA, an organization charged with keeping paranormal beings under control. Evie is the only human who can see through any glamour, and she's an expert at "bag and tag"—stun the target, slap on a tracking bracelet, and send it on for processing. It's a dull, regimented, and sequestered life from Evie's point of view, and she longs for normal things like a school locker and a driver's license. When a shape-shifter, Lend, is captured, Evie is drawn to this boy her own age who has lived in the normal world. Lend tells her uncomfortable truths about herself, but shares his secrets, too, and when Evie's certainties suddenly and terribly break down, Lend becomes the person she can count on. The action is fast; fun and fear are in abundance; and Lend's father is actually a cool grownup. How's that for supernatural? Ages 12–up.

  • School Library Journal

    December 1, 2010

    Gr 7 Up-First in a trilogy, this clever, must-have debut focuses on sassy Evie, 16, who calls the International Paranormal Containment Agency home. Armed with her unique ability to see through all paranormal "glamours" and her trusty pink taser, Evie bags, tags, and helps IPCA track and contain a variety of familiar creatures. Despite her unconventional life (no origin story, mermaid best friend, werewolf colleagues, etc.), she considers herself to be pretty normal-until shape-shifting elemental and extremely cute Lend breaks into IPCA looking for answers and ironically becomes one of the agency's latest puzzles. The more pressing concern: Who's been murdering paranormals? Lend's arrival; fae ex-boyfriend's (literally) hot, increasingly threatening advances; unsettling dreams; and a well-planned attack on the agency force Evie to face surprising revelations about IPCA and herself. White's storytelling successfully balances the fun and the sinister. There's an interesting mix of magic and technology. The pace is brisk with plenty of action. White's faeries (not vamps) are the beautiful and manipulative paranormals to watch out for, a refreshing change for some readers. Characterization is consistent, though Evie is the most fleshed out. A perfect blend of normal/supernatural, she simultaneously doubts her genetic makeup while yearning for and worrying about typical teenage concerns. Featuring a clever, kick-butt heroine channeling both Buffy and a PG Sookie, this book will likely fly off library shelves.-Danielle Serra, Cliffside Park Public Library, NJ

    Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    October 1, 2010

    Evie wants a normal teenage life, but at the IPCA Center (International Paranormal Containment Agency) life is decidedly not normal. Evie's unique ability to see past the glamours of all paranormals to their essence is a valued asset in the efforts to contain werewolves, vampires, hags and the like. Trained to handle their capture, Evie becomes attracted to her most recent catch, Lend, a unique paranormal who can change his look to match anyone around him. It's not his hot teen looks that pull her in, but the magically smooth and fluid way he seems underneath. Add in a faerie who is determined to pull her into real evil and a truly murderous unknown paranormal being attacking the Center for extra zing. Most of the fun of this novel is in the play between this imagined world and Evie's desire for such normal teen amusements as dates, shopping and prom. Her first-person narration is light, but she's appealingly determined to do the right thing when all else is upside down. Good, romantic--and a little weird--entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 10 & up)

    (COPYRIGHT (2010) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

  • Booklist

    October 15, 2010
    Grades 9-12 Sixteen-year-old Evie learns that she is not quite the person she thought she was in this creature-feature mash-up. Possessing the unique ability to recognize paranormals beneath their glamour, Evie has lived most of her life under the protection of the International Paranormal Containment Agreement (IPCA), an organization dedicated to the cataloging and neutralizing of paranormal creatures. After a mysterious entity begins killing paranormals around the world, Evie discovers some startling truths about her own identity. This is a fast-paced, entertaining debut, reminiscent of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series in its story of a seemingly normal girl coerced to work for a supernatural agenda that she doesnt always understand. White creates compelling tension as Evie longs for a normal teenhood while trying to preserve the humanity she has always believed to be her birthright; a love triangle adds further conflict, as Evie must choose between not only two different interests but two starkly different destinies. Alternately funny and tragic but never maudlin, Whites debut will have broad appeal among fantasy fans.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2010, American Library Association.)

  • Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy "Strong characters, a clever premise, and a hilarious voice all team up to make Paranormalcy the most refreshing paranormal debut of the year."
  • Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush and Crescendo "A fast, flirty roller coaster of a ride. This story was everything I hoped for—sassy, light-hearted and downright scary. Oh, bleep! I'm in love!"
  • Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wings "Paranormalcy seduced me. The two sexy paranormals who vie for Evie's affections each had their own victory; one won Evie's heart and the other won mine."
  • Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth "Kiersten White creates the perfect blend of light and dark. Even as the stakes rose higher, Paranormalcy's narrator, Evie, kept a smile on my face with her cunning wit. I can't wait for more!"
  • Publishers Weekly (starred review) "First-time author White shows the technique and polish of a pro in this absorbing romance, which comes closer than most to hitting the Buffy mark."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Good, romantic entertainment."
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Perky, insolent, fearless, and insecure...teenage girls will recognize themselves [in Evie]. Likely to be a popular read."
  • Romantic Times "Buffy meets The X-Files in this darkly sexy story."
  • ReadingTeen Parental Review (blog review) "This was one of my favorite books of the year! I thought it was absolutely fantastic! I laughed out loud so many times while reading it, and it was wonderfully written and so refreshingly clean!"

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